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Jesus and the rich fool

Jesus and the rich fool August 4, 2019 XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time Dear brothers and sisters, the Gospel of next Sunday reminds us that if it is true that Jesus comes to this world so that men may …More
Jesus and the rich fool
August 4, 2019 XVIII Sunday of Ordinary Time

Dear brothers and sisters, the Gospel of next Sunday reminds us that if it is true that Jesus comes to this world so that men may have life and have it in abundance, it is also true that the path he indicates to reach this "fullness of life ” is in open contradiction with our expectations.
We think that in order to live and enjoy life intensely we must think of ourselves, try to make our dreams come true, pursue our interests, achieve, at any costs, what we like and makes us "feel" good, while Jesus invites us to do exactly the opposite.
Jesus invites us to seek not our personal success, our glory, but the glory of God; invites us to seek not our happiness, but that of others; invites us to live not for ourselves, but for God; He advises us to accumulate treasures not for ourselves, but towards God.
Dear friends, if the 10 percent of the world's population who got to own the 85% of the planet's wealth by means of an …More